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Use of directional consistency with Sobel edge detector
Author(s): Ikram E. Abdou; Todd B. Johnson; Daniel T. Long; Surachai Sutha
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Paper Abstract

Although there are many edge detection operators that are used in Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) Systems we believe that the required performance can be accomplished using simple operators such as the Sobel operator with minor modification through pre and postprocessing. In this paper we describe two methods that enhance the Sobel performance. The first which can be considered pre processing increases the effective size of the operator to 5*5 The second which is postprocessing modifies the edge magnitude output based on the consistency of the local edge direction. Both methods can be easily implemented on SIMD machines and they are effective in deleting isolated edge points which usually are not part of interesting targets. We will describe the implementation of these techniques on a SIMD machine and study their effect on the performance of an ATR system. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1297, Hybrid Image and Signal Processing II, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21322
Show Author Affiliations
Ikram E. Abdou, Martin Marietta Electronic Sys (United States)
Todd B. Johnson, Martin Marietta Electronic Sys (United States)
Daniel T. Long, Martin Marietta Electronic Sys (United States)
Surachai Sutha, Martin Marietta Electronic Sys (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1297:
Hybrid Image and Signal Processing II
David P. Casasent; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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